Learn how to find a package with this package manager and other useful search tips when the exact name isn't known.
- [Instructor] There are two ways…to find packages to install.…The first is to browse the web and download an RPM file.…The other way to search for a package…is using the search capacity of a package manager.…The command line interface for yum…provides a few ways of searching for packages…and package information.…The most obvious command, search,…can be used to look through the names and descriptions…of packages included in the repositories…which yum knows about.…These default repositories should be enough…for us to get started and we'll take…a look at adding others later on.…Let's search for a package that I like to use called tree.…
Tree displays the file system a little diagram…instead of a just a list of files,…so to search for the package here at the command line…I'll just write yum search tree.…And I see that there's more than a few results here.…The search command looks for a matching text…in both the name of a package, as you can see over here,…and the description here on the right.…You can provide more than one search term here…
- Managing packages with RPM and YUM
- Downloading a package file
- Finding package information
- Exploring package dependencies
- Installing a package and checking what has been installed
- Installing groups of packages
- Adding software from third parties to your installation
- Removing and upgrading a package
- Managing packages with dpkg and APT package managers
- Exploring aptitude
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Manage Packages with RPM and YUM
2. Manage Packages with dpkg and APT
3. Manage Packages with Zypper
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